fbpx

Mahatma Ayyankali: Birth anniversary celebrated

  • IASbaba
  • August 29, 2020
  • 0
UPSC Articles
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Mahatma Ayyankali: Birth anniversary celebrated

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Modern History; Important hisrotical personalities

In News:

  • Indian Prime Minister recently remembered Mahatma Ayyankali on his birth anniversary.

Image source: Click here

Important value additions 

Ayyankali (1863 – 1941) 

  • He was a social reformer.
  • He worked for the advancement of deprived untouchable people in the princely state of Travancore, British India. 
  • He belonged to the Pulayar community of untouchable people.
  • He founded the Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham (SJPS) (Association for the Protection of the Poor) 
  • The Association campaigned for access to schools and raised funds to set up Pulayar-operated schools in the interim.

For a dedicated peer group, Motivation & Quick updates, Join our official telegram channel – https://t.me/IASbabaOfficialAccount

Search now.....